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Brewed by Bristol Beer Factory
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bristol, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Inspired by the amazing hoppy beers being brewed by American craft brewers this beer is heavily hopped, packing it with tropical fruit flavours and aromas. Pineapple, passion fruit & grapefruit are the dominant features of this beautiful amber ale, that has a big strong malt backbone to balance out all the hops.


ianwelby's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ianwelby (1074) - - FEB 2, 2013
Cloudy amber ale with a frothy head. Aroma is, unsurprisingly, strong hop but it has a tinge of citrus and possibly a sweeter fruit to it as well. Taste matches that though not as strong as you might expect from the scent, but it’s balanced nicely. There’s fruit in the finish but almost a toasty hint as well. Delicious.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3792) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle. Gold, thin but sustained white head and good condition. Big hoppy nose with hints of grass, grapefruit, raspberry jam and distant toffee. Full bodied and fruity in the mouth, with raspberry and sweet grain fighting a solid citrusy hop bitterness for balance but in the finish the bitterness becomes dominant without becoming dominating.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
R4N5H (738) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2016
50cl bottle picked up at Waitrose, Stratford and consumed on 23-Jun-2016. Hazy amber colour with a medium sized white head. Aroma of tropical fruit and pine. Medium body and carbonation. Really fruit number - pineapple, mango and grapefruit. Medium hopped and bittersweet. Excellent, loved it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6220) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2016
Sunday 3rd July 2016. 500ml bottle conditioned, into a UK pint sleeve at home. Sediment left the bottle, so the dull amber body had a slight haze: on top a wispy white covering and collar. Tropical fruits rule both the nose and taste with a definite grapefruit lead. Liked it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackradioboy (175) - SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2016
Bottle from Waitrose. (£2.50) Shortly after drinking a truly awful Sharps Doom Bar in a pub, I had this at home and the difference is night and day. Soft and subtle, lots of taste - just very good. Thumbs up. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3621) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Deep golden colour with a thick off white head. Aroma deep orange, and clementine, marmalade, and pine. Taste starts light sweet, and long deep bittersweet to bitter finish. refreshing tang to the body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer (8494) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2016
Bottle from Waitrose, Gordano M5 services near Bristol. Clear amber coloured with a very thin head. Full fruity pale ale with a hoppy dryness behind this, but always flavoursome and full of character.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerowl80 (198) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2016
Bottle. Pours light amber. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, grass and tropical fruits. Taste has some light sweetness with a fairly heavy bitter finish. An enjoyable and good representation of the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcinG (397) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2016
Butelka . Zlote o lekkim metnawym wygladzie. Piana biala mala. W zapachu kroluja owoce i szyszki. W smaku chmielowe z duzym akcentem ananasa mango brzoskwini.niezle

MarcinG

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrold (4107) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2016
Cask. Maltings, York. Amber colour. Light haze. Dense, creamy, lasting, milky white head. Huge, juicy, fruity, dank hop. Notes of ripe peach. Melon. Pine resin. Some strawberry. Sweet, toffee malts in the background. Smells fantastic. Taste sets off sweet, getting fruity, resinous bitter. Smooth, hop oily mouthfeel. A bit chewy. Long, resinous, oily bitter finish. Great stuff. Can’t help thinking it’d be a 4.6er if it was kegged, though!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamVimes21 (230) - - APR 26, 2016
Cask @ Grain Barge Bristol, golden with a white head , very hoppy but a nice beer overall , ok .


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